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Chlorophytum laxum

The typical form of Chlorophytum laxum is rarely seen in cultivation. The species is generally seen only in its variegated form. The broad soft leaves are easily dehydrated and shrivel up, so it is a poor houseplant, and it prefers quite high temperatures to prosper. The slight flower spikes are obscured by the leaves. It has never set seed for me. Has also been distributed as 'Longwood Emerald'. In recent years it has occasionally been offered by aquarium plant suppliers, though if grown submerged it rots quite rapidly.